PBS NewsHour

Songs for Biology: Students Write Hip-Hop to Learn Science

Clip: Season 2013 | 8m 55s

In a New York City classroom, teachers use rap songs to teach complex science. Playlists are used as a metaphor to convey natural selection, and students compose raps songs to reinforce concepts. Ray Suarez reports on the effectiveness of this strategy and interviews hip-hop legend (and science geek) GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.

Aired: 03/27/13

Rating: NR

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